9780198296379

Changing Britain : Families and Households in the 1900s

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    9780198296379

  • ISBN10:

    0198296371

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-07-01
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr

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Summary

Major changes have happened in households and people's lives in most countries in the developed world. Marriage rates have fallen, divorce has risen, women are having fewer children and later in life, and there has been a rise in childbearing outside marriage. One in four families is headed bya lone parent. We are all getting older. These changes have significance that goes beyond the individual familiesDSwith implications for housing demand, social security benefits, labour force participation, health, and social services. Changing Britain provides a comprehensive portrait of British families and households at the end of the 20th Century. The book examines more generally the nature of economic and labour market change, Britain's place in Europe, and changing attitudes towards family life. Specifically, the book alsodeals with issues such as; older people's lives; non-heterosexual families; one-person households; young mothers and single parents; and divorce.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
ix
List of Tables
xii
Abbreviations xv
Notes on Contributors xvi
Introduction: family and household change in Britain
1(34)
Susan McRae
I BRITAIN IN CONTEXT 35(104)
Britain's place in Europe's population
37(31)
David Coleman
Tarani Chandola
Family change: revolution or backlash in attitudes?
68(32)
Jacqueline Scott
Forecasting British families into the twenty-first century
100(39)
Mike Murphy
Duolao Wang
II KINSHIP IN THE 1990s 139(60)
Kinship and friendship: attitudes and behaviour in Britain, 1986--1995
141(15)
Francis McGlone
Alison Park
Ceridwen Roberts
Living away from relatives: kinship and geographical reasoning
156(20)
Jennifer Mason
The transnational character of Caribbean kinship in Britain
176(23)
Harry Goulborne
III OLDER PEOPLE'S LIVES 199(64)
Intergenerational perspectives on family and household change in mid- and later life in England and Wales
201(28)
Emily Grundy
Older people in three urban areas: household composition, kinship, and social networks
229(19)
Chris Phillipson
Miriam Bernard
Judith Phillips
Jim Ogg
The impact of family change on older people: the case of stepfamilies
248(15)
Joanna Bornat
Brian Dimmock
David Jones
Sheila Peace
IV NEW WAYS OF LIVING 263(54)
Living alone: evidence from England and Wales and France for the last two decades
265(32)
Ray Hall
Philip E. Ogden
Catherine Hill
Families of choice: autonomy and mutuality in non-heterosexual relationships
297(20)
Jeffrey Weeks
Brian Heaphy
Catherine Donovan
V YOUNG MOTHERHOOD 317(58)
Family influences on teenage fertility
319(15)
Kaye Wellings
Jane Wadsworth
Teenage mothers: decisions and outcomes
334(20)
Isobel Allen
Shirley Bourke Dowling
Becoming a single mother
354(21)
Richard Berthoud
Stephen McKay
Karen Rowlingson
VI DIVORCE AND AFTER 375(66)
Who divorces?
377(50)
Kathleen Kiernan
Ganka Mueller
Non-resident fathers in Britain
Jonathan Bradshaw
Carol Stimson
Christine Skinner
Julie Williams
The residential mobility of divorced people
427(14)
Robin Flowerdew
Alaa Al-Hamad
Lynn Hayes
Bibliography 441(34)
Index 475

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